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Bears Rebecca & Sundance 2019

Bears Rebecca & Sundance 2019

I’ve been Sundancing for 7 years now and while this was a particularly strong year for the festival, it was not a strong year for genre films.

Other Worlds Goes to Sundance 2019

Other Worlds Goes to Sundance 2019

I never realize how much of a Texan I am until I get to Sundance and fill the 10-degree air on my face. The good news is most of the time I’m there, I’m in a warm theater watching some great films. Unfortunately, there was an equal lack of Science Fiction films at the festival this year.

Catch This Ghost Film

Catch This Ghost Film

So what do you get when you take THE FRIGHTENERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, and contemporary irreverent humor and blend it together? You get DEADTECTIVES

Mars One University Yearbook 2025

Mars One University Yearbook 2025

Inspired by the Texas premiere of the crazy, college, dystopian film ROCK STEADY ROW (Flix Brewhouse - Wed, July 25 - 7:30pm), the Other Worlds staff has put together some predictions of the College Experience of the Future. 

Restoration of Memories: What Factors Make Up the Driving Forces of Our Identity?

Restoration of Memories: What Factors Make Up the Driving Forces of Our Identity?

Backing up our memories seems like a logical concept to reflect on, considering that they are often unreliable and erroneous; the mind often having a mind of it’s own. We are able to remember obscure and minute occurrences, while forgetting the majority of events that happen throughout our everyday lives. This being said, memories also play a huge role in the make up of our skillset, language, and overall development. We are inspired by our experiences and continue to shape and reshape our attributed personalities from what we are exposed to overtime. If it is these memories that solely make up who we are, then how far does this fluidity go when taking into account other’s perception of ourselves?

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE was directed by Gary Nelson, who will be in attendance on Sunday, December 10 at 5:35pm for a special retro screening and to accept Other Worlds Austin’s 2017 Defender of the Universe Award.

The End of the World Through Rose Colored Glasses: Teasing the Animated Feature COCOLORS

The End of the World Through Rose Colored Glasses:  Teasing the Animated Feature COCOLORS

In a world where everyone is encased in dehumanizing, space-like suits, the helmets of which create a mirrored barrier between faces, COCOLORS searches for alternative avenues of expression.

A Fractured View Of Rural Horror

A Fractured View Of Rural Horror

Some people really enjoy the idea of having a home out in the middle of nowhere. The isolation, away from the hustle of modern urbanity, the quiet. Those are aspects which are so unappealing to me that it’s hard to even try to imagine why someone could potentially appreciate it. Not to mention the fact that being alone in a house in the middle of nowhere is incredibly creepy.

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

Time travel stories allow us to imagine a way around the linear progression of time. The ability to choose differently is something so appealing yet so impossible, that we go over and over those possibilities in our fiction.  Who wouldn’t want to invest in that stock, or skip those last few beers, or go to those piano lessons, or tell that person how you felt? 

Unearthing Jason Voorhees: Camp Letter From a Young Jason to his Mother

Unearthing Jason Voorhees: Camp Letter From a Young Jason to his Mother

The following letter was discovered during Michael's annual pilgrimage to the long defunct Camp Crystal Lake. It appears to be a letter written by a young Jason Voorhees to his mother, Pamela Voorhees.

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

For many of us at Other Worlds, October is our favorite month - and for good reason! The weather is finally getting comfortable in Austin, we are only a mere couple months away from the festival, and of course we get to celebrate horror all month long! 

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

Even though technically the autumn solstice is not until near the end of this month, for those of us in love with this time of year, fall is already in full swing.  Now grab a pumpkin spice latte, put on a chunky sweater, and cuddle up with some of these great SciFi and Horror picks!

Saving WALL-E's World

Saving WALL-E's World

Some of the OWA staff, using our handy-dandy time machine, went back in time to change one thing about their favorite dystopian film to see how the timelines DIVERGE. The shocking results are reported here. First up, Operations Director Courtney Hazlett with her DIVERGE take of WALL-E:

After Danielle's Party

After Danielle's Party

“I said you were perfect.  But I was wrong.  You were perfectly flawed.”  I couldn’t quite understand what he meant so I just watched as he opened up a cabinet and produced a revolver.

Adam Bradley spills his time-travel secrets (ok, they're filmmaking secrets)

Writer-actor-editor-we-lost-count-because-he-did-so-many-things-on-set Adam Bradley comes to Austin this week for our June Orbiter screening, YESTERDAY LAST YEAR. In preparation for the event, OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown tossed a few questions at Adam to learn more about him and the film. He more than delivered on answering her questions: he is not a man of few words... Read on!!